Can you make a claim on behalf of someone else?
In short, yes: a parent or guardian can make a claim on behalf of an injured child. They have until the child’s 18th birthday to make a claim. The child then has a further three years to make a claim themselves, i.e. until they are age 21.
You can also make a claim on behalf of an adult who lacks the mental capacity to conduct their own medical negligence claim. The legal profession, in short, refers to such a person as a protected party.
In essence, the parent or adult claiming medical negligence compensation on behalf of a child or a protected party is a litigation friend. Litigation friends are responsible for hiring the medical negligence solicitor, to begin with. Moreover, they can also communicate information and make critical decisions regarding the claim. The litigation friend, above all, has a legal duty to act in the best interests of the person suffering.
If you would like to chat to a legal expert, feel free to contact us today.
Need some help to claim on someone's behalf?
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us to see if you can claim on someone's behalf?
No Win No Fee
We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.